Tibet

geographical name
Ti·​bet | \tə-ˈbet \
variants: or Xizang or Hsi-tsang \ˈshēd-​ˈzäŋ \

Definition of Tibet 

region of southwestern China on a high plateau (average altitude 16,000 feet, or 4877 meters) north of the Himalayas and bordering on India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar (Burma); capital Lhasa area 471,660 square miles (1,226,316 square kilometers), population 3,002,165

see also tibetan

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